Become a member of our family and explore our beautiful country in Sistiana, Trieste, Italy

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Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a host family all the year, now we are planning for the period novemberr -december, or period 2024

    We love long experiences, 2-3 month, but we also consider shorter options.

    We are looking for a guest the before christmas period
    We do not give the residency in our house for any reason also the request for citizenship.
    We are a host family from more than 4 years (also other programs), we had a stop from February to July last year because of the lock down. We in hte last yearguested a lady from canada, and we spent summer withspanish young woman autumn with Martha, we had a visit in december from austria (our guest for 3 month in 2020)... in january we have all set to welcome jade, and after her from the usa will arrive Trent...

    We are a host family 12 month a year. We are a family of four people, Pierpaolo (father), Vuokko (mother) Sebastian and Karin.
    We can accomodate only one person, this year both our kids are going to school and be out of the house for most of the time so our needs changed from the preovious years. there will be less baby sitting acivities, and more houshold and reordering duties. but being the kids in school from 7:15 to 16:30 or 17:30 the house would be mostly in order...
    I speak fluent English, Pierpaolo can speak and is always learning, Sebastian speaks and understand english too. Karin was born in an intercultural envirioroment. We speak Italian, Slovenian and English, we are all learning German too but now we just know some words!
    Our closest relatives live in the area, Sebastian's grandparents, uncles and cousin, and the one that moved out when are back in town always come to visit us.
    Sebastian is 9 years old, he was born on August 14th 2014. Karin is one, was born in September 2017 she is going to be 6. We like learning from other cultures, we love outdoor life, sea, mountains and walks in the country side. We also enjoy ice-cream, coffee and chocolate. We often to go out for pizza, and ice-cream or some traditional meals. We love animas we have two cats living with us.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Teaching
    Animal Care
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We live in a residential area close to Trieste SISTIANA, our house has a big garden with a trampolin, we have a mobile swimming pool for the summer, our huse has a large terrazza.
    Trieste is 20 minutes away, it that is an intercultural city, hosts many science institutions.
    Trieste is the capital of science for 2020
    we are an active family of four, we love nature
    our kids are trilingual, a..Italian, slovene and english
    we are in a central position for exploring Venezia, Slovenia Bled, Lubljana, Croazia, Austria.
    the local train station is less than 5 minutes from our front door, the bus is 10 minutes far.
    when possible we are avaliable to drive the guest to the airport or bigger train station if required.
    we provide a mountain bike for exploring the area
    the seaside is just 15 minutes walking away from home
    25 minutes away there is a nice Italian school (during school year)
    we provide tickets for reaching Trieste by train
    the biggest Italian spa (Portopiccolo spa)
    just here, is equipped with a huge gym and beauty centre
    at home we cook a lot, and bake too, we can cook together.
    with us you could see how a family leaves in this area
    i have been teaching physiology in the university for a couple of years, if you want to learn about that I am always ready to share...
    we all read a lot, there are always interesting conversations during our meals...they go from dinosaurs, space
    up to fairy tales...
    there are young people leaving in our area, Trieste is a university city, there are many opportunities to met people, italian and from all over the world.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    Hello, we joined work away in september 2018, and we are hosting our eight guest, till now we had a great time with Franciska (Germany) Sofie (austria), Catherine (USA), Camilla (Denmark), Miu (Japan), Gloria (Slovenia), Martha(Germany) and Aara (USA), at Melanie from Austria, Lea from france, Jess from Uk, and Margot from canada, we we had Merixtell from spain last summer, hannah from germany till december, Tyla from australia, and our first male guest Trent is leaving soon.


    . We are a host family from more than 6 years, we hosted young students from all the world in exchange programs, we joined work away because we love to live in an international house, and we would love our kids to be open minded. We need some somebody that would like to join our family, that likes kids, and enjoys family life somebody that would like to feel like a relative for us (till now always happened with success). In our family we both work and need help with the kids and the house
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    I, Vuokko, am a pharmacist, I work part time, Pierpaolo is a dentist, he leaves the house at 8:30 am and comes back around 20:00 from Monday to thursday.
    School starts around half September for Sebastian (9 years old)and first week in September for Karin ( 6 years sold in September). School will be over for in June
    We need somebody that helps us in the morning, (setting table put on the coffee machine, heat the milk) to get ready for breakfast and to keep an eye on the kids while we are getting ready.We ask our guest to pick up Sebastian or Karin in school at 15:30, it is 15 minutes walking from home. During school time we ask some 2 hours of childcare, but it will be a short time because kids will be this year both in school. During summer vacation period, and school holidays or strikes, we ask baby sitting when I go to work. Usually three four mornings. In a house with kids there are always toys everywhere and our guest task is to keep them in order. In the week days we ask to take care of the dish washer and clothes from the loundry. In summer to reorder the pool ad beach toys and equippment. Could it be that we would ask for evening childcare .We would like our guest to speak his native language to the kids, tell them and us about their country. Helping us to keep the house in order and be like a relative to us. We need somebody that loves to stay outside, and enjoys walking, both schools are in a walking distance, 20 minutes. We are interested in creating a durable relation with our guest so that when the kids will be older we could met some where in the planet :-).
    We have a house keeper that does major work once a week, so the house work is very light, mainly consist in reordering toys, kids room, folding clothes, setting /reordering the table and filling /empting the dishwasher.

    main tasks:
    - speak english or the native language with the kids (no Italian with the kids)
    - baby sitting/picking up kids from school bus stop
    - baby sitting in case kids do not go to school because they are sick
    - baby sitting in case of school strike
    - setting the table before meals, mainly breakfast and dinner
    - preparing breakfast, toasting the bread, preparing the coffe, heating the milk, preparing eggs, help kids with butter and marmelade
    -reordering the table after meals
    - taking care of plates and dishes, put all in the dish washer and reset in place once is done
    - reordering the toys
    - reordering kids belonging (clothes), cheking school belongings
    - cooking is not required, is welcomed (if you want to prepare some dish from your country, we are always happy to try new things.
    - capacity to heat already prepared meals ( to give to the kids while baby sitting)
    - NO ironing

    - little vacuum cleaning
    -NO heavy house work

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Slovenian: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    single room, with single bed 2mX1m, with window that looks on the yard, private bathroom with shower. The bathroom has hairdrayer, and towels. Possibility to guest relatives (mother father sister brother), good friends (partner, best friend...)for short periods 2-3 days previous agreement with the family. The room and bathroom are cleaned from the house keeper once a week.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    biking, jogging, swimming, caving, rock climbing, spa, coffee testing, Italian learning, Trieste is the capital of coffe, a university city, perfect location to do trips all over Europe, flixbus stop, train station, airport, direct connection with Venice ... and much more... even in this time there is lots to do, nature is all around us, lots of hicking...

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    we have a single room with wi fii and cable connection, we hosted a girl that was following classes on line and she was happy

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    we live out of town and there is space

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    yes, cats dogs, turtles...animals that stay outside... no snakes...

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day (max 25 hours/week)

Host ref number: 388973723838

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